$16 Million Truck Accident
Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.
$14 Million Dram Shop Liability
Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.
13 Million Truck Accident
Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.
Texas Motorcycle Wreck Statistics
Statewide, motorcyclists are in danger any time they get on their bikes and share the road with other drivers. Unfortunately, many drivers aren’t looking out for smaller vehicles, like motorcycles, when they’re on the road. Typically, they’re scanning the area for vehicles of the same size or larger, and not paying attention to the smaller motorists who also share the roads.
In total, there were 8,173 motorcyclists and passengers killed, injured, or involved in a motorcycle wreck in Texas in 2020, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Here are the other statistics of injured motorcyclists and their passengers, and the levels of injuries they sustained within that same year:
- 1,222 non-injuries
- 1,704 possible injuries
- 2,687 non-incapacitating injuries
- 1,856 suspected serious injuries
- 482 fatalities
When looking at these numbers of people who are injured in collisions while riding motorcycles, you can see why accidents are so much more dangerous for people on motorbikes. The number of people who were injured in any way, including fatalities, is over 5 times larger than the number of people who weren’t injured at all in the crash.
This shows that you are far more likely to be injured when you’re in a crash on a motorcycle than you are to not be injured at all. When the wreck wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be responsible for the costs associated with your injuries and property damage. Our Plano, TX motorcycle accident attorney is prepared to fight for you to get justice for your damages.
Helmet Laws for Motorcyclists in Plano, TX
Knowing the helmet laws in Plano is essential for anyone who plans on mounting a motorcycle, whether driving or riding as a passenger. Not only should you follow helmet laws so that you’re riding legally on your motorbike, but you should also wear one for safety, regardless of if you’re legally required to. In many cases, wearing a helmet can be the difference between life or death in a motorcycle accident.
While helmets can’t always prevent a serious injury or death, most of the time, they can at least lessen the blow when the head strikes the ground or an object. If a sharp object is involved, it could also stop it from piercing your head and deflect it off the helmet.